Many Thanks to All the Participants of the 3rd Golden Boy Blogathon!


This annual event is already over (boooo) and, as always, it has been a real treat to read all your entries honouring the wonderful actor that William Holden was! I shared them all individually on this Facebook group dedicated to the Golden Boy and the Holdeners enjoyed them very much!

I also have to thanks, once again, my precious co-hosts, Michaela and Emily (Millennials crew!!) who kindly accepted to help me host the blogathon this year. I don’t think it would have been possible otherwise!


If you missed some of the entries (because being shared on 3 different blogs, it could happen), here they are all, one more time. I invite you to read as many as possible because they are all worthy.

Anybody Got A Match?William Holden and Audrey Hepburn

Caftan Woman The Remarkable Andrew (1942)

Cinema CitiesWilliam Holden’s Oscar Nominated Performances

Coffee, Classics,  & CrazinessWilliam Holden as Major Kendall in The Horse Soldiers (1959)

Crítica Retrô – William Holden’s Guide to a Picnic (1955)

DubsismSports Analogies Hidden in Classic Movies – Volume 12: Stalag 17

DubsismSports Analogies Hidden in Classic Movies – Volume 13 : Network

Four Star Films Picnic (1955)

Juliette Campbell (Guest at The Wonderful World of Cinema) – William Holden as Erik Erichon in The Counterfeit Traitor

LA ExplorerSpotlight on William Holden in The Fleet’s In

Love Letters to Old HollywoodThe Ramblings of a Scatterbrain on Born Yesterday (1950)

Mr. William HoldenBreezy

Musings of a Classic Film AddictMy Tribute to William Holden

Old Hollywood FilmsThe ‘La At Last’ Episode of I Love Lucy

Realweegiemidget ReviewsDamien: Omen II (1978)

Taking Up Room Unintended Consequences

The Flapper DameHolden 100 – Paris When It Sizzles (1964)

The Midnite Drive-InFighting the Good Fight

The Stop Button The Moon Is Blue (1953, Otto Preminger)

The Story EnthusiastDear Ruth (1947)

The Wonderful World of Cinema William Holden from A to Z

Thoughts All SortA Wild Bunch…

VinniehThe Key

Whimsically ClassicMiss Grant Takes Richmond (1949)

William Holden Centenary couldn’t have been more entertaining! I would like to say “see you next year” but I’m no 100% sure I’ll be in Montreal next April and able to host, so I’ll say: see you next time, for more Golden Holden festivities!



The 3rd Golden Boy Blogathon – Day 3


We have finally arrived at the 3rd and last day of the 3rd Golden Boy Blogathon: A William Holden Centenary Celebration that I’m hosting with the fantasti Emily from The Flapper Dame and the sensational Michaela from Love Letters to Old Hollywood! But most of all, it’s today that, 100 years ago, the Golden Boy was born!! I just went to university to submit my LAST bachelor degree’s essay and now the rest of my day is dedicated to Bill and the blogathon!!! I’m, of course, very impatient to read all the pieces and not only those submitted for day 3!!

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So let me first present you the lovely entries worthy of true Holdeners!!

Samantha over at Musings of a Classic Film Addict pays a brilliant tribute to the Golden Boy and tell us how she discovered him!


Dan from Krimson Kimono discusses the timeless classic The Bridge On the River Kwai and understands perfectly the quality William Holden brought to this film!


Realweedgiemidget Reviews wrote about a less discussed Bill Holden’s film: Damien – The Omen II. It might not be a masterpiece, but she makes it sound intriguing!


Letícia at Crítica Retrô tells us how to go on a picnic according to William Holden in this highly entertaining piece on… Picnic!


Thoughts All Sorts wrote an excellent piece on The Wild Bunch that gives us perfectly the essence of the film!


Keisha from the blog Cinema Cities presents us three performances for which the golden boy received Oscar recognition! An excellent article by a true Holdener!


J-Dub, blogger at Dubsism approaches Network very new and interesting way by discussing the hidden sport analogies in the film!


For my own contribution to the blogathon on The Wonderful World of Cinema, I explore the man Bill Holden was in a fun A to Z post!


One of my co-host, Michaela from Love Letters to Old Hollywood tells us all about the Holden-Holliday duo in Born Yesterday!


Alex at Anybody Got a Match? discusses one of Hollywood’s most notorious love affairs: the romance between Bill Holden and the iconic Audrey Hepburn.


Amanda over at Old Hollywood Films wrote about one of classic television’s most hilarious moment: When Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball) met William Holden in a Hollywood’s restaurant!


Kayla from Whimsically Classic talks about another fun collaboration between Lucille Ball and William Holden, but this time, in Miss Grant Takes Richmond!


Come back regularly, because there’s more to come!


Don’t forget to visit Michaela’s and Emily’s blog to read the post published on day 1 and 2!

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Day 2

Of course, I have to wish a very happy heavenly centenary to our man of the moment, Golden Holden!!!


Day 1: The 3rd Golden Boy Blogathon: A William Holden Centenary Celebration is finally here!

Yes! We’re starting to celebrate the highly expected Centenary of the very appreciated Golden Boy, the one and only William Holden!

As you know, Michaela from Love Letters to Old Hollywood and Emily from The Flapper Dame are joining me to host this edition of the event that starts today and will take an end on Monday.


If you are submitting you post today, please make sure to submit it on Michaela’s blog who is hosting the first day:

Love Letters to Old Hollywood

I’m now busy with school essays, but I’m very impatient to read your entries! As always, I’m sure it will be a treat making William Holden proud of us!

A very happy Golden weekend-week to all! 🙂